Transport Alert: Getting to the MotoGP

24 October 2019

More than 80,000 racing fans will hit Phillip Island this weekend for the 2019 MotoGP, a 3-day event running Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October.

We ask racegoers to allow plenty of time for the journey to-and-from the island and to be mindful of local traffic and wildlife.

Extra traffic, including a large number of motorcycles, is likely on the Monash Freeway, South Gippsland Highway, the Bass Highway, through San Remo, and on Phillip Island.

The 'blue line' road marking system will be in use on the Melbourne-bound lane of Phillip Island Road. Blue lines on the road temporarily split traffic into two lanes, effectively doubling the capacity of the road.

We remind drivers and riders of their shared responsibility in ensuring each other’s safety.

Drivers need to remain vigilant at all times, as motorcyclists may be difficult to see. Use mirrors and do a head-check when changing lanes to make sure blind-spots are clear.

Motorcyclists are permitted to ride two-abreast, alongside one other rider, up to 1.5 metres apart.

Travel options from Melbourne to Phillip Island include:

  • Train services linking Southern Cross Station with Stony Point to catch the connecting ferry, and with Dandenong to catch a regional bus
  • Coach services running from Southern Cross Coach Terminal
  • Ferry services between Stony Point and Cowes
  • and regional bus services operating from Dandenong, Cape Paterson, Inverloch or Wonthaggi

Real-time traffic conditions are available at VicTraffic or via the VicTraffic mobile app. The latest public transport information and network status is available at the PTV website or in the PTV mobile app.

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